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Prime Minister John Key has announced the Government is working towards the goal of making New Zealand predator free by 2050. The Government will be investing an initial $28 million into a new joint venture company called Predator Free New Zealand Limited...

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Having survived the weekend gales and rain, there's not much for Bay locals to look forward to this week. Today's cool start to the first week of the new school term is just a taster for tomorrow, when the temperature is expected to be a whole...

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After being buffeted with heavy rain and wind last night Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula can expect more says the MetService. The MetService have issued another severe weather warning for the two regions. Image: MetService. A media release this...

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A green brown scum sighted along beaches mainly in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is not ‘cow poo' but surf diatoms – a naturally occurring single celled organism. The foam and sludge has been tested following complaints from members of the...

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An earthquake was detected north of Taupo last night says a report from GeoNet. The quake was located about 5km north of Taupo and struck at 7.01pm. It measured just 2.8 on the Richter scale and was at a depth of on 6km. Image: GeoNet. There have been...

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A severe weather warning has been issued for Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula today from the MetService. An active front is forecast to move eastwards across the South Island today and across the North Island early tomorrow. Image: MetService. The...

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If you love Papamoa's coastline and want to help preserve it for future generations to come then head along to a major planting day this weekend. Organised by Coastcare Bay of Plenty with assistance from Forest and Bird, more than 1000 plants will...

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Paralytic shellfish toxins in Bay of Plenty and Coromandel shellfish remain at toxic levels, says the Ministry of Primary Industries. The latest testing of shellfish show levels of PSP are now climbing to potentially harmful levels and the MPI is...

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A moderate-intensity earthquake struck near Opotiki overnight, reports GeoNet. The 3.3 magnitude quake was located 10km southeast of Opotiki at a depth of six km and struck at 11.29pm.  A 3.3 magnitude struck southeast of Opotiki on Thursday night....

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The good weather is about to take a stormy turn with the MetService warning a “weather tantrum” will end the school holidays. Heavy rain and gales are forecast for the Saturday, with the meteorological service expecting weather warnings to...

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